The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Morrison-Reed served as co-minister of Unitarian Universalist congregations in Rochester, New York, and Toronto with his wife, the Rev. Donna Morrison-Reed. He is author or editor of several books, including The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism.
Learn more about Mark Morrison-Reed on UUA.org.
By Mark Morrison-Reed
The black hole in the white UU psycheMark Morrison-Reed
What is the consequence of not knowing Unitarian Universalism’s black history? We have embraced a false narrative about who we are.
Selma’s challengeMark Morrison-Reed
In the past, our religious forebears had stood on the brink of making a difference in racial justice, and had wavered. Not this time.
The empowerment tragedyMark Morrison-Reed
Four decades have passed since controversy over ‘black empowerment’ nearly tore the Unitarian Universalist Association apart. Even now, UUs remain unreconciled over what was for many a life-defining fight.
Religious community is essentialMark Morrison-Reed
The central task of the religious community.
Laying claim to my own blacknessMark Morrison-ReedBeing an Afro-American is a diverse experience that resists simple characterizations.
Welcoming changeMark Morrison-ReedWelcoming change means being open and adventuresome.